Description

Discover layers of culture and history on this amazing journey including two countries and four major cities. Crowned by St. George’s Castle and straddling seven hills, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most visually striking capitals. Évora, an architectural phenomenon once enclosed behind medieval walls, lives up to its reputation as a living museum. Seville’s historic center is lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is a symbol of the worldly sophisticated culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago when Cordoba was the capital of Islamic Spain and Europe’s largest cultural and intellectual center. Join us on this all-encompassing and unique journey including Portugal and Spain.

Highlights

  • Explore historic & colorful Lisbon
  • Old-World neighborhoods of Alfama and Belém
  • UNESCO World Heritage Jeronimos Monastery & Belém Tower
  • Traditional Fado show
  • Discover Historic town of Sintra
  • Visit a tile factory
  • Évora, a living museum
  • Welcoming art of Portuguese people
  • Embrace Moorish spirit in Seville and Cordoba
  • The Santa Cruz Jewish quarter
  • Interactive Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville
  • Discover Jerez and Arcos de la Frontera, beautifully preserved Andalusian villages
  • Horse show in Jerez de la Frontera
  • Experience majestic Madrid with its magnificent monuments such as, Neptune and Cibeles fountains, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de España & the Royal Palace, the lavish site of royal events

Day By Day Itinerary

MADRID EXTENSION

Following breakfast you will say farewell to Seville and head to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Upon arrival, check-in onto your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own. (B)
After breakfast the highlights of your morning city tour include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de España, and a visit to the Royal Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure for some shopping, a visit to the Prado Museum or for a stroll through the gardens of Retiro Park. Tonight you will have the opportunity to join an optional tour including dinner at a local restaurant followed by a flamenco show. (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 10 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tours of Lisbon, Évora, and Seville as well as tour of Jerez and Arcos de la Frontera including horse show and a visit to Bodega. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as learning about Fado, the traditional form of Portuguese singing, taking part in an interactive tile workshop during a visit to a tile factory, and learning about the art and evolution of Flamenco
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival to Lisbon
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATION - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Half day tour of Madrid, including the Royal Palace
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Madrid
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

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